Are you interested in developing a better understanding of the social, political, and cultural factors influencing our diverse world? Are you passionate about social change in schools and communities?

The Ethnic Studies and Education BAM (Bachelor's and Master's) Degree Program offers you an efficient and rigorous path toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic Studies and a Master’s Degree in Education in five years.

The program invites highly focused ethnic studies students who are interested in applying their critical thinking skills and dedication to social justice to transformative careers in education.

This new program offers a Master’s degree pathway in: 

  • MA in Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice for those interested in policy and curricular issues and developing an interdisciplinary lens in graduate level research.

Application Requirements

  • Submit the BAM Application Form
    • The main deadline is March 1 of your junior year. An alternate deadline of October 1 is only available for current seniors who have already spoken with the BAM faculty advisor and enrolled in at least one graduate course.
    • Review the Registrar’s BAM information page
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pages) speaking to your interest and motivation in pursuing an MA in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice.
  • Three letters of recommendation emailed directly from the recommender to the School of Education Graduate Programs Coordinator
    •  Two letters must come from professors with whom you have taken Ethnic Studies or Education courses;
    •  The third letter may be from a professor, instructor, or supervisor in a community or educational setting.

Once admitted, students must:

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Completing the BAM program requires careful planning. Consult your advisor early to help chart your degree plan.

The School of Education and Department of Ethnic Studies have partnered to support the BAM degree program that reflects each unit’s commitment to educational opportunity, diversity, and engaged scholarship examining how race and the interrelated categories of ethnicity, disabilities, language, gender, class, and sexuality impact the lives of people locally and globally.